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11/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
November Rain

“May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.”

- Irish Blessing

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think it's raining everywhere in the world today, but that could totally be just my imagination. I would hope instead that whatever weather you happen to be experiencing today wherever you are will bring you joy for one reason or another.

BONUS - - November Rain - Guns N' Roses


"November Rain" is a power ballad by American rock band Guns N' Roses, written by lead singer Axl Rose and released as a single in June 1992. It appears on the album Use Your Illusion I. It features a sweeping orchestral backing and is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs.

"November Rain" peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the longest song in history to enter the top ten of that chart.

The song is composed in the key of C major aside from the coda, which is in C minor, but since the guitars, basses and piano are tuned a half step down, the song sounds as if it is in B major and B minor.

At 8:57, it is the second-longest song on the album, the longest being the 10:16 "Coma." It is the third-longest song by Guns N' Roses, behind the 9:24 "Estranged" from Use Your Illusion II.

Its distinct symphonic overtone owes to a sweeping string arrangement, orchestrated by Rose.[1][2]:318 Most live performances during the Use Your Illusion tour lacked the orchestral backing of the song (the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards being the best-known exception).

It is the longest song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song peaked at #3 on the chart, becoming the band's sixth and last Top 10 hit, and eighth Top 40 hit. On the radio, "November Rain" is sometimes played in a shortened version of approximately six minutes, but many classic rock stations continue to play the full version. At around seven minutes in, the song fades and then builds into a two-minute coda featuring lead guitar by lead guitarist Slash, accompanied by vocal chants. This song is listed at number six in the The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos list by Guitar World.[4] This song is also rated #9 in the Richter Scale best songs of all time. "November Rain" was voted #1 on the Rock 1000 2006, an annual countdown of the top 1,000 rock songs by New Zealand radio listeners. It was voted #2 on the Rock 1000 2007, being beaten out by "Back in Black" by AC/DC.[5] The song was placed at #140 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[6] In Chile, The song was placed at #73 on Chilean radio Rock & Pop Rock&Pop 20 Años 200 Canciones...[7]


From Terri Johnson Larsen ('72) of Northern VA - 11/06/15 - "   Patti Johnson Stowe" ('62):

My sister Patti ( Patti Johnson Stowe) passed away this morning after a long and courageous and well fought fight against many health issues. She is at peace now - - May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Love you forever.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

   Oh, NO! I am so very sorry, Terri!   We'll keep all of y'all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time.


         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 11/05/15:

...It has been a long year for us! My husband, Don (Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64) has battled cancer since January, with chemo, radiation, and horrific surgery. He spent most all of August in the  hospital, plus a long recovery which included learning how swallow again, eat solid foods, lots of pain, etc. He is cancer free now, can eat normally, and is gaining his strength!

In September I fell down our steps and broke my left sacrum. Praise the Lord it was only a thin crack, so no surgery or rehab, but it left me in much pain until just a few days ago. So we have been a "pair" recently.

... We are still beyond exhaustion most of the time...  I love and appreciate you all, and you are a great blessing in my life!!!

   WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Cheryl, this is great news! We here in Fayetteville eagerly await your next visit. It has been a mighty rough year for all of us!


    Happy Birthday today to    Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of TX;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);

11 -    David Bell ('64) of NJ;

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA)!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 07, 1665 - The The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published.



November 07, 1941 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addressed the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule (the first time was earlier that year on July 2). He stated that even though 350,000 troops had been killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers (a gross exaggeration) and that Soviet victory was near. - Stalin's speech - November 7, 1941 - English subtitles

His speech was followed by a military parade in Moscow, when marching through Red Square, Soviet soldiers went straight on the front line: - Soviet Military Parade at the Red Square of Moscow, November 07, 1941

November 07, 1941 - World War II: The Soviet hospital Ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees, wounded military and the staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

November 07, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the opening of a second front in French North and West Africa.

November 07, 1944 - Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, was hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

November 07, 1944 -Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.


Sunday, November 07, 1965 - Runner and physiotherapist Sigrun Wodars was born Sigrun Ludwigs in Neu Kaliß, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Sunday, November 07, 1965 - Footballer and manager Steve Parkin was born Stephen John Parkin in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.

Sunday, November 07, 1965 - Caliph Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (مرزا بشیر الدین محمود احمد) (b. 12 Jan 1889 in Qadian, Punjab, British India) died in Rabwah, Punjab, Pakistan at the age of 76.

“Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow.”

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/06/15:

   You lay down the law, then lie down to rest.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Jean! What is so hard to grasp here? If you somehow didn't catch this grammatical rule in school forty-eleven years ago, can you not at least learn it now?!? ARGGH!!!


“Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.

- Sam Levenson
(28 Dec 1911 - 27 Aug

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/25/15 - "Cruel and Funny Lies Parents Told Their Children (#7 in a series of 17)":

  Thanks, Haul Party!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/28/15 - "Redneck Technology (#7 in a series of 19)":


    Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (November-related): - April Folts' Sweet November Scarf/Shawl - "This scarf/shawl pattern was inspired by the movie Sweet November. It's a fabulous pattern that can be warn as a scarf or a shawl. Double crochet is used and you can choose to add the fringe or not."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related): - Engagement Chicken - "Want a rock? If you're looking to get married, try this recipe for Engagement Chicken. It has been proven to help you get your man to propose! Glamour Magazine has proven that this classic chicken recipe really works." - Lemon Afternoon Delight - "Indulge in easy to make dessert recipes like this heavenly Lemon Afternoon Delight. The lemon Jell-O, Cool Whip and cream cheese make a to-die-for combination." - Iris' Mashed Potato Stuffing - "Take the two best side dishes from your Thanksgiving dinner table and combine them with Mashed Potato Stuffing. This savory dish has the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes while maintaining the intricate textures that make every bite of stuffing interesting. Pump up this potato casserole with plenty of ingredients so you can have your potatoes, and eat them too."



From - 11/06/15:

Two coworkers were talking by the water fountain. One guy said, "Today I got through the first step of getting divorced."

The second guy replied, "Oh, did you go to Mr. Guggenheim? Everyone goes to him for divorces."

The first man replied, "No, I just got married."

1. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/07/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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 November Rain

Written by Axl Rose (b. 06 Feb 1962)

Recorded by  Guns N' Roses, 1992

When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you, don't you know I feel the same? yeah
Nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain

We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain, ooh yeah
But lovers always come and lovers always go
An' no one's really sure who's lettin' go today, walking away

And if we take the time to lay it on the line
I could rest my head just knowin' that you were mine, all mine
So if you want to love me then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin' in the cold November rain

Do you need some time on your own?
Do you need some time all alone?
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone?

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal the broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you?

Sometimes I need some time on my own
Sometimes I need some time all alone
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone

And when your fears subside and shadows still remain, oh yeah
I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness we still can find a way
Nothin' lasts forever even cold November rain

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody

"November Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 11/06/13
at the suggestion of Dale Harty of NC - 11/06/13

Image of Rain courtesy of - 10/26/09

Animated Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for quite a few years...

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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